|Botanical Name||Cestrum spp.|
DescriptionSpecies known as orange cestrum, red cestrum, green cestrum and the strongly night-scented queen of the night. Shrubs or small trees. Simple leaves hairy or smooth, foul smelling when bruised. Tubular flowers, often fragrant, most colours except blues, 5-lobed. Fruit is berry.
Where is it found?Shrubland areas, secondary forest and shrubland margins, secondary forest, waste places, stream banks.
Why is it a problem?Vigorous. Can form dense undergrowth and invade forest and sheltered gullies.
How does it spread?Often used as hedging and in and around paddocks and forest margins. Garden escape.
How do I get rid of it?
Cut and paint stumps with Tordon Brushkiller at 1 part to 20 parts of water.
Tordon Brushkiller at 50 ml in 10 litres of water.
Stock death resulting from eating cestrum has been reported.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution!